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Video Game Transformed into modern action film

Lara Croft is the main character in a type of film that the public has seen many times, but “Tomb Raider” is both funny and action-packed, differing from the rest.

The iconic video game, “Lara Croft, Tomb Raider,“ which was released in 1996, prompted the making of the 2018 movie.

Alicia Vikander, who plays Lara Croft, portrays a forceful, strong and determined woman. She also proves great character improvement over the 2001 version of the film with Angelina Jolie.

Lara Croft is the daughter of Richard Croft (Dominic West), a secret explorer and researcher hiding behind his substantial company, Croft.

After he disappears on a business trip, Lara is orphaned.

As a grown woman, she works as a bicycle delivery worker barely making ends meet, but, after she gets in trouble with the police, her caretaker Ana Miller ( Kristin Scott Thomas) urges her to sign off on receiving her father’s possessions and taking over his enterprises.

Lara sees this as a way of finally letting her father go and, after resisting for 7 years, she finally agrees and almost signs off.

But Lara then receives a gift that her father left for her, an intricate puzzle.

Showing off the material we expect from Lara Croft, she easily solves the enigma, resulting in a key.
Then, as she slowly solves the mystery of her missing father, she truly becomes the Lara Croft from the video games that we all knew and loved.

Throughout the movie she solves a total of eight puzzles which keep her moving down the path of resolving her father’s whereabouts.

The movie is humorous but doesn’t shy away from action.

It also includes many misleading plot twists that keep it interesting and gripping, and the movie does contain some archaeological fiction.

Most of all, it maintains a feminine dominance over the movie’s tone that is very empowering.

Gamers will notice that the digital Lara Croft carries two guns by her hips, but she never fires a gun in the film.
One of the action scenes did seem to be unnecessarily ongoing but the directors easily identified and covered it with a cocky comment from Lara.

Vikander was exactly the right choice to play Lara: She completely sells scenes in which her character is hurt or emotional.

I highly recommend this film, but there is some violence with gun fights, standoffs and bow and arrows, and also some mild adult language, which earns it a PG-13 rating.

However, kids 10 and up would most likely handle the mild violence and language.

“Tomb Raider” is insightful and a good way to transport yourself from the real world.